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Jun 6, 2008 02:55 PM

Can I make hummus with lime juice?

I want to make some hummus but there are no lemons available where I live. Do you think I could use lime juice, or would that taste too weird? Thanks for advice.

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  1. hmm, I dont think that one would work too well.

    you might try bottled lemon juice (not ideal obviously, but beats changing to lime)?

    1. Sure, why not? You could even add Mexican spices if you wanted to. Cilantro? or Cumin? Cayenne? ...

      I have not done it but wouldn't hesitate to try if I could not get lemon.

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      1. re: fern

        Maybe some pumpkin seeds ground into a paste in place of the tahini?

      2. I think fern is right on.

        1. No lemons, eh? That's sad. I don't know that lime would be as good as lemon...but you can try it.

          1. I've done this and it turned out fine. I've gotten to the point where I don't even care about tahini. Mostly the taste is the chick peas and a little salt. I like to add a bit of garlic sometimes or a little roasted red pepper. . . sometimes I put in some hot peppers for a bit of zing . . . amazing how much hot peppers you need to put in to actually taste the zing.